- Rough Rider
Member of the 1st Volunteer Cavalry regiment in the Spanish-American War.The group, organized and led by Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard Wood, included cowboys, miners, policemen, and college athletes. The most famous of its exploits in the fighting in Cuba was an uphill charge in the Battle of Santiago (July 1, 1898) in which the group helped capture Kettle Hill and then charged across a valley to assist in the seizure of San Juan Ridge and its high point, San Juan Hill. Wide coverage of the regiment in the U.S. press helped establish Roosevelt's reputation.
* * *▪ United States cavalrymember of 1st Volunteer Cavalryin the Spanish–American War, one of a regiment of U.S. cavalry volunteers recruited by Theodore Roosevelt (Roosevelt, Theodore) and composed of cowboys, miners, law-enforcement officials, and college athletes, among others. Their colourful and often unorthodox exploits received extensive publicity in the U.S. press. Col. Leonard Wood (Wood, Leonard) resigned as White House physician to command the regiment; Roosevelt, who resigned as assistant secretary of the Navy, was second in command. It was a flamboyant unit that received more publicity than any other unit in that war, especially for its uphill charge in the Battle of Santiago (July 1, 1898). The Rough Riders joined in the capture of Kettle Hill, then charged across a valley to assist in the seizure of San Juan Ridge, the highest point of which is San Juan Hill.
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rough rider — 1733, horse breaker, from ROUGH (Cf. rough) (adj. or adv.) + RIDER (Cf. rider). In specific military use, a non commissioned officer in cavalry regiments from 1802; meaning irregular cavalryman is attested from 1884 … Etymology dictionary
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Rough Rider — noun see roughrider 2 … New Collegiate Dictionary
Rough Rider — Miembro del 1er regimiento voluntario de caballería en la guerra hispano estadounidense. El grupo, organizado y dirigido por Theodore Roosevelt y Leonard Wood, estaba formado por vaqueros, mineros, policías y atletas universitarios. Su hazaña más … Enciclopedia Universal
Rough Rider — Theodore Roosevelt twenty sixth President of the United States … Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games
Rough Rider — member of the volunteer cavalry who fought in the Spanish American War … English contemporary dictionary
rough-rider — noun N. Amer. a person who breaks in or can ride unbroken horses … English new terms dictionary
Rough Rider — noun a member of the volunteer cavalry regiment led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish American War (1898) • Hypernyms: ↑cavalryman, ↑trooper … Useful english dictionary
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